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  • Sheriff's Calls

    Pet peeve

  • Inter-Canyon working structure fire in Hilldale Pines

    Mountain-area fire departments continue to fight a structure fire that gutted the majority of a home off Crystal Drive in Hilldale Pines this afternoon.

    Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District first received the call at 1:50 p.m., and Indian Hills Fire Rescue and Elk Creek Fire Department provided mutual aid. Some 10 apparatus and 20 firefighters responded to the fire and found heavy smoke and flames upon arrival on scene in Morrison.

  • Conifer Heights decision pushed again

    Conifer residents still don’t know whether the Jefferson County Planning Commission will recommend rezoning 25 acres at the intersection of Barkley Road and Highway 73 in Conifer.

  • Marine Corps veteran set to receive new home in Pine from Homes For Our Troops

    American flags fluttered in the wind outside Elk Creek Elementary on Saturday as volunteers, community members and first responders gathered to welcome Marine Corps veteran Sean Carroll and his family to Pine.

    Carroll, a former lance corporal, was injured while serving in Iraq in March 2004. An improvised explosive device attack led to the loss of his right leg, left thumb and index finger as well as burns across 60 percent of his body.

  • Crime briefs

    Mother to be arraigned in I-70 crash that killed child

    The Westminster mother who allegedly caused the Interstate 70 crash that killed her 2-year-old daughter has waived her right to a preliminary hearing, and her case has been bound over to district court for arraignment.

    Samantha Maestas, 29, is scheduled for arraignment at 8 a.m. April 8. She appeared in court on bond during her March 8 preliminary hearing.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Credibility flap

  • CHS’s HOSA offers peek into health care industries

    A relatively new club at Conifer High School is teaching students about the health care industry in a fun and engaging way.

    HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, is an international student organization recognized by the U.S Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education. According to its website, the organization’s mission is two-fold: to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

  • Morrison briefs

    Morrison continues discussion on criminal ordinances

    Morrison Town Board is moving closer to adopting criminal ordinances for less serious crimes that can be dealt with through a ticket and fine.

    After first hearing about the proposal in February, the Morrison Town Board asked Police Chief George Mumma to gather more data, including the number of each of the crimes he’s recommended.

    Of the crimes proposed, Mumma said the town experienced the following number of each:

  • Former Elk Run nurse pleads guilty to criminal impersonation

    A woman who worked for four months as an unlicensed nurse at Elk Run Assisted Living in Evergreen pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges of criminal impersonation and unauthorized practice of nursing.

    Heather Lee Wood, 40, pleaded guilty on March 11. She returns to Jefferson County court for sentencing on April 22.

    Wood worked at Elk Run from June to October 2016. In addition to Elk Run, she also worked at a care facility in Glenwood Springs.

  • Repairs begin on U.S. 285 bridges

    Repairs to four bridges along U.S. 285 in Conifer will potentially help increase the life of the bridges but could slow traffic on the highway through the summer.

    The bridge work, which began Monday, includes repairs to the bridge surfaces and drainage in the medians, according to a press release from the Colorado Department of Transportation. Further, CDOT will be adding waterproof membranes to the structures to keep ice from forming and harming the concrete.

    The four bridges scheduled for repairs are located at:

    • South Turkey Creek Road